New gl1100 exhaust


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bikrbob1
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1982 GL1100 Interstate

New gl1100 exhaust

Post by bikrbob1 » Sat Jun 23, 2018 6:35 am



Hello,
The exhaust on my 1100 has been welded up twice so I am beginning to look at a new option. I have read about the Jardine's and the MAC Systems, I have also found a Delkevic system which does not have the crossover.
Does anyone have any experience with the Delkevic?



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Johnny Boy
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Motorcycle: 1980 Goldwing 1100i, 1998 Triumph Sprint 900, 2002 Kawasaki Ninja 250

Re: New gl1100 exhaust

Post by Johnny Boy » Sat Jun 23, 2018 9:43 am

I also saw that system. Was wondering about it too. I see it for $500, a hundred or so cheaper than the Mac. I have the Mac (slash cut, not turn down), it looks great and must have double wall construction as the head pipes have not discolored at all. And the chrome is still perfect, unlike what others have claimed about the Mac systems. But the Mac exhaust is too loud for me. I'm planning to take the muffles apart and see if exhaust wrap can be put around the baffles to quiet her down.

bikrbob1
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1982 GL1100 Interstate

Re: New gl1100 exhaust

Post by bikrbob1 » Sat Jun 23, 2018 12:21 pm

A local shop has a Mac that they ordered for someone that never picked it up, it is brand new and looks great but it is the turn down which I am not crazy about. It could be mine for $400.
Did your mpg improve after you installed the Mac?

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Re: New gl1100 exhaust

Post by Johnny Boy » Sat Jun 23, 2018 3:39 pm

The Mac system was on the bike when I bought it a couple of months ago. Can't answer the MPG question....I am having a poor MPG/high RPM miss/black plug problem at the moment. I'm going to start a separate thread about it.

What kind of MPG are you getting?

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Re: New gl1100 exhaust

Post by bikrbob1 » Sun Jun 24, 2018 10:43 am

I was getting about 43 all stock, this week I put in the Keyster jet kit with stock primary.035 and one size up secondary .148 jets.
I also left the air box cover off, those 2 small intake holes just don't seem large enough to me.
I also broke down and bought a good hand held tachometer from NAPA ($75) to set the idle drop. It no longer smells rich at idle and actually sounds a bit quieter. Today was the first ride, it starts better cold and with the air box cover off sounds good. A little more responsive but other wise about the same.
I filled up just now so I will have to report back on MPG.
Also the first ride with the new Polar Vest, I think it will payoff in spades.

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Re: New gl1100 exhaust

Post by Johnny Boy » Sun Jun 24, 2018 10:53 am

Polar Vest? in June? In South Carolina?

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1982 GL1100 Interstate

Re: New gl1100 exhaust

Post by bikrbob1 » Sun Jun 24, 2018 11:07 am

It has been in the 90's, heat index in the 105 range last week. The vest makes the heat a little more tolerable. I bought an extra set of the cooling packs so I can rotate them on longer rides. I also bought the neck wrap.
If it gets too hot I may be using them at work

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Re: New gl1100 exhaust

Post by Johnny Boy » Sun Jun 24, 2018 2:40 pm

A cooling vest, not a heating vest. I see...good idea.

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Re: New gl1100 exhaust

Post by dakotanator » Tue Sep 11, 2018 11:47 pm

Do an internet search for "motorcycle salvage" in California. I bought a set of pipes, with end pipes, in REALLY NICE condition for $200 w/ shipping. They were perfect and sound great. I have an '83 Aspy.


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